Stories

Dayna's Period Story

Dayna's Period Story

Am I the only one who thought their already-short life was about to end when they got their first period? It’s coming up to thirteen years ago when ten-year-old me woke up in what seemed like a pool of my own blood; and, it’s safe to say that navigating the crimson wave on the surfboard that is a menstrual pad hasn’t been easy since.
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Katie's Period Story

Katie's Period Story

Wā Collective's new writer, Katie, shares her personal story with Endometriosis, painful periods and perspective from a gender studies honour student. "I’m passionate about discussing topics that society tells us we shouldn’t be talking about, like menstruation, sex and women’s health issues. To be honest, if someone tells me I shouldn’t be talking about my ‘feminine woes’, it just makes me want to talk about it even more as a big fuck you to the patriarchy."
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